Best Bet: Cuddly Stuffed Pigeons

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Photo: Melissa Hom

With summer come summer visitors — your best friend from high school, your Midwestern cousin, your roommate’s friend that you wish would just leave already — and of course, they all want souvenirs. Send them home with one of these oddly adorable stuffed pigeons from No. 8a, the gift shop at NoMad’s Ace Hotel. Each one is hand-knit from alpaca wool, making them way cuddlier than actual pigeons and way cooler than the junk at every Times Square kiosk.

$40 each at No. 8a in the Ace Hotel.